When I moved to North Carolina in 1986 it didn't take long for me to see my first Klan rally. Parents with their kids dressed up in their best bed sheets. My junior high was formerly the black high school. Ignorance is is passed down from generation to generation.
North Carolina is a different place than it was in the 80's. A state that elected Jesse Helms to five terms in the Senate voted for the Nation's first black President in 2008. There are sane people in North Carolina. A lot of them. And they're growing in numbers. Here's a map of what counties voted against Amendment One.
Note the red counties. All of the metropolitan areas in the state which also are home to the biggest universities. These people are North Carolina. The ignorant people will die off and they will eventually lose. Here is one of the people leading the fight against ignorance:
So for the people calling for a boycott of North Carolina or for the Convention to be pulled... think of the people on our side fighting for basic human rights. The attention that the Convention will bring and the growth of the volunteer lists will help our cause. This isn't over.